Dust off your good hat and shine up your boots: The chute opens on the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo Friday, Oct. 15.
The rodeo begins with slack at 1 p.m. Oct. 15 and the Friday performance at 7 p.m. Slack continues Oct. 16 at 9 a.m., and the Saturday performance starts at 7 p.m. The finals performance is Sunday at 1 p.m. See the schedule here.
Rodeo competitors from 14 colleges and universities are heading for Cheyenne to take part in the last rodeo of the fall semester for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Central Rocky Mountain Region.
The LCCC women’s team enters the weekend sitting fifth in the region’s standings, and the men’s team is ninth.
LCCC riders to watch include barrel racers Raelynn Keller, who is in first place in the region’s standings and Jesse Pichler, who is currently 10th; Loncey Johnson, second in bull riding; Canler Sterkel, ninth in team roping among headers; Dillon Evenson, Dalton Harris and Wil VanHill, ninth, 10th and 11th, respectively, all team roping heelers; Tori Bonham, fifth in breakaway roping; and Jaime Musfelt, 15th in goat tying.
Admission for the rodeo performances is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for LCCC students and children younger than 5 years old. Three-day passes are available for $20 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Admission to slack is free.
Proceeds from this weekend’s rodeo will be put toward a scholarship fund established in the memory of Shawn Dubie. Shawn was a saddle bronc rider from Alpena, Mich., by way of Rock Springs, Wyo., who rode for LCCC on a rodeo scholarship. Recipients of the Shawn Dubie Memorial Scholarship must attend LCCC, actively participate on the LCCC Rodeo Team and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. This academic year, the scholarship was awarded to freshman Kody Ayers, a bull rider from Tonashet, Wash.